Pair case watch

Les harland

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How long were pair case watches made for?
I have just bought one made by P Cetti of Wellington Shropshire UK London Hallmark 1872
It has an fusee English lever movement with a solid balance wheel
Loomes lists P Cetti working from 1841 to 1879
1872 seems a bit late to me
 

novicetimekeeper

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How long were pair case watches made for?
I have just bought one made by P Cetti of Wellington Shropshire UK London Hallmark 1872
It has an fusee English lever movement with a solid balance wheel
Loomes lists P Cetti working from 1841 to 1879
1872 seems a bit late to me
Just had a quick look on ebay and there is one there hallmarked 1915! Chester hallmark, Scottish signature.
 

gmorse

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Hi Les,

Nick's example doesn't surprise me at all, but it's probably about as late as they get. Just goes to show how conservative the English (and Scottish) watch-buying public could be!

Regards,

Graham
 

novicetimekeeper

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Hi Les,

Nick's example doesn't surprise me at all, but it's probably about as late as they get. Just goes to show how conservative the English (and Scottish) watch-buying public could be!

Regards,

Graham
I was a bit surprised, I knew I had seen them around the turn of the 19th/20th century but didn't expect to find one so late so easily. Do you think Scottish demand continued for longer? Fashions in clock design often seem to have continued for longer the further north you went.
 

Lychnobius

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I have long had the impression that the Scots continued to favour the pair-case configuration longer than anyone else. Until now the latest example known to me was hallmarked 1904, and this too bears a Scottish address on the movement.

Oliver Mundy.
 

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